Did you know we live in a tropical jungle?
My hometown gets around 50 inches of rain a year. That’s some serious damage potential to my outdoor furniture.
Do you remember these awesome industrial spools we found and turned into a patio table? You can get the full step-by-step instructions here. Suffice it to say that I was very interested in making sure we protected our awesome new spool tables, so I did extensive research to find out how to waterproof outdoor furniture.
And let me tell you how pumped I was to find out I could do so with nothing more than an little index finger action. 😉
I started by turning our spool table upside down and giving it one good coat according to the directions. Then I turned it right side up and gave another. One extra coat on the top and I was done.
Be sure to leave the proper drying time in between coats, but the beauty is that each coat only takes a couple of minutes. And our tables have held up beautifully. You can see how well the water is repelled even a few months (and a VERY wet few months at that) after we applied the seal.
And just for comparison, here is what happens when your table is not sealed. See how the water soaked right into the wood? That will quickly cause rot, swelling, discoloration, and more.
Our gorgeous new stamped concrete and antique brick patio (get the full tour here) deserves better, don’t you think?
Do you have any outdoor furniture that needs protecting this spring? Try some aerosol sealer* yourself and let me know how you like it!
Disclosure: I was compensated for my review of Thompson’s Water Seal, but as always, all opinions are entirely my own. See my full disclosure policy here.
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